Irish Rugby Release Statement On Summer Tour Of Australia

Postponed.

Irish Rugby have released a statement on their tour to Australia following World Rugby’s announcement this morning that the July international window has officially been postponed.

World Rugby added that all parties, including member unions, international competitions, professional club competitions and International Rugby Players, will be involved in the continued evaluation of potential contingency options with a view to achieving an aligned calendar for the remainder of the year.

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The IRFU meanwhile have said they work with World Rugby and all other stakeholders to work out what to do with the rugby calendar in 2020.

Confirming the postponement, IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora said:

“While it is disappointing that the summer tour to Australia will not go ahead as scheduled, it will not be a surprise to many as it is clear that C-19 will have implications for our game for some time to come.

“We continue to work with World Rugby, our fellow unions and our players and their representative body, Rugby Players Ireland, to develop a road-map for the return of our game.

“In the meantime, we have, in conjunction with the provinces, provided players with programmes to ensure that they remain in condition for when we get a green light to return to training.”